Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has reportedly requested a trade from the team after months of negotiating. The two sides have been negotiating for over a year and are seemingly still very far apart. Baltimore used the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jackson this offseason meaning he can negotiate with other teams. If a team signs him the Ravens are allowed to match the deal or receive two first-round picks from the team that signs him. Despite that, it appears that Jackson has decided he is done with the football team that drafted him.
in regards to my future plans. As of March 2nd I requested a trade from the Ravens organization for which the Ravens has not been interested in meeting my value, any and everyone that’s has met me or been around me know I love the game of football and my dream is to help a team
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) March 27, 2023
Head Coach John Harbaugh has continuously said that he expects Lamar Jackson will be the starting quarterback for the team next season. He reiterated those beliefs after Jackson tweeted out that he requested a trade at the beginning of March. It appears that the two sides are nowhere near the same page and have not been for some time. Jackson is seeking money in the Deshaun Watson range but has not gotten that offer at this time.
Last season for the Baltimore Ravens, Lamar Jackson completed 203 passes for 2,242 yards, 17 touchdowns, and seven interceptions on 326 attempts. He also rushed the ball 112 times for 764 yards and three rushing touchdowns. This story will continue to develop here on Def Pen Sports.